Project name: Emerald Necklace Conservancy Renovation
Project overview: The organizing force for the project is a liner of interconnected panels that create a new “offset” from the existing building walls. Inspired by Olmsted and Nakaya’s work, the exhibit is vibrant and immersive. The design plays with a “scalloped” panel module to help organize the content and create different experiences. When the liner passes by a window it reacts to it revealing the layers within through a series of cutouts.
Project location: Boston, Massachusetts
Firm name: BOS|UA
Project type: Exhibition Center
Project information: Adaptive reuse, Renovation/restoration
Jury comments: The Emerald Necklace Conservancy Renovation completely transforms the interior of the existing historic building to create a beautiful gallery space and visitor experience. The insertion of scalloped fabricated panels to organize the exhibit is thoughtful and connects to both Olmsted and Nakaya, the artist whose work is exhibited in the gallery. Skillfully designed and built by the design team, this project embodies the best of our discipline.
BSA Impact: Equity | Environment | Advancing Architecture
Client: Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Images/Photographer(s): John Horner; BOS|UA
Consultants: Bill Bancroft Furniture
AIA Framework for Design Excellence: Integration | Equitable Communities | Ecosystems | Economy | Well-being | Resources | Change | Discovery